As my artist's statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance. -- Calvin and Hobbes

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Be a happy reaper! Sow your garden now!

New Parents
6x6", acrylic on wood panel

It's planting season and if you haven't started yet, get out there this weekend and get dirty! Soon, you'll reap the rewards of your efforts and your little family of garden lovelies will blossom before your eyes. Just think, you could be the proud parent of a sweet daisy like these two are, or a dahlia, or maybe a tomato (the gift that keeps on giving!)

Another in my 2015 Ethereal Flower series, a new daisy family welcomes their first little lovely into the world! Visit my booth at the Acworth ArtFest April 11th & 12th to see my sweet little Ethereal Flowers rising up to enjoy the sun! (fingers crossed.)

Acworth Art Fest

Have a great day,

Monday, March 30, 2015

I'm Baroque, but I'm happy!

It's been a while since the last Ethereal Flower left my studio and many have asked when they will bloom again.  Well, they're back! For 2015, you can expect a long running season of Ethereal Flowers of all sizes! (yay!) The first to awaken: A petite floating blue stringy sunflower!

I've been working like a mad girl preparing for my second year at the Acworth ArtFest, coming up on April 11th and 12th in Historic Acworth on Main St.  Here, you will find over 100 fine art and craft vendors.  I will be near the beginning of the festival in booth 8 (third booth from the beginning, across from the stage!)  My flowers will be hanging out with me, so stop by and say hello!  After the Acworth Artfest, you can expect to see me at the Saturday market in Marietta Square (2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month) and of course, you can always find me and my work at the Marietta Square Artist's Attic; A Local Gallery.

6x6; Acrylic on wood panel

Speaking of blooming, it's always a good time to talk about music, since it helps me paint and be happy!  This morning's mix is a bit of Baroque! I love it. Who doesn't? Not a fan of Classical music? Trust me, you love Baroque music! You DO!-- you just don't know you do! Hey, without Baroque, we would not have the chord progression of 90% of today's modern songs! (maybe more than 90%)

...Here, I'll prove it, listen to these quick, funny and enlightening musical comedy sketches!

and, here's another super funny medley...Axis of Awesome!


Friday, March 20, 2015

Thinking of Tripp...

Temple Circles18x24", acrylic on Canvas

For some reason, The red circles are almost like alarm bells in a fire station, but believe me, my feelings about this painting are really far from there.  I was early into this painting when its name, Temple Circles came to mind, because rather than the jolt of an alarm,  I was really thinking of the serenity of a pagoda.  I love the wispy feel of the eaves of pagodas, those beautiful downward sloping rooflines that just at the last moment, turn so graciously toward Heaven in such an organic movement as the branches of an evergreen would.  I've never traveled to Asia, but I know I would love the landscape. I often think of that type of scenery when I'm painting. Not sure what that is telling me, but the imagery seems to define peace, and I like peace. I am drawn to it. 

As I was finishing up, I was reminded of Tripp, a very young man, for whom I had the joy of painting a mural. He lives in India now with his parents. I think a painting in the future may play on the vibe of Tripp's mural, which is a sweet tree with nesting owls, from whose branches hang what we lovingly refer to as croquet balls, but were really inspired by the Turkish Eye that Tripp's parents brought home from one of their 'trips.' (They travel so much that I'm sure naming their son was easy.)  Thinking of you, today, Tripp. I hope you are putting your cape to good use!  

Have a nice day, Rebecca


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